Vinod Dua discusses a study conducted by the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Agency (NPPA) of the bills of four major private hospitals following several cases of overpricing.
The RBI stated that the “inflation outlook is clouded by several uncertainties on the upside” and “fiscal slippage as indicated in the Budget could impinge on the inflation outlook”.
From prohibitive cancer drugs to making resources available to fight microbial drug resistance, or getting access to timely diagnostics – access issues are the cornerstone for equitable health systems worldwide.
The development comes four days after the Delhi government’s health department had cancelled the licence of the hospital for alleged medical negligence in multiple instances
One of the benefits of safe sanitation is better physical well-being, but messages about preventing disease are often insufficient to change behaviours.
Being denied access to safe, private toilets is particularly dangerous for women and girls, impacting on their health and education, and exposing them to an increased risk of harassment and even attack.
Lack of access to clean, safe, private toilets is a major barrier around the world and it’s an issue that disproportionately affects girls.
As a traditional public health intervention, vaccines have been costing more money in recent years when a couple of newer generation of products are exhausting governments’ budgets.
The latest plan to get the controversial trade deal up and running again after the withdrawal of the United States involves freezing some of its controversial rules.
Annual deaths from measles dropped below 100,000 worldwide last year for the first time, to 90,000, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other international agencies said on Thursday.
Narcolepsy, a rare but not-so-rare disorder, is known to affect around one in 2,500 people and involves frequent bouts of uncontrollable sleepiness.
There is no clear line of treatment of PCOS/D and women are seen as ‘different’ or ‘unfeminine’.
Increased healthcare expenses and lack of access to hospitals prompted a women’s collective in UP to run a biweekly village clinic on family subscriptions.
Poor shelter, lack of sanitation and hygiene in slums, and insufficient family and community support further compound the problems of the urban poor.
Trump called 49 Republican senators to the White House for lunch, telling them they needed to settle their differences and postpone the summer recess.
The industry’s interests are in “irreconcilable conflict with the interests of public health policy”, said the WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic 2017.
The public-health discourse must move beyond a top-down approach and listen to people to formulate best insurance practices.
A mysterious kidney disease is striking down labourers across the world and climate change is making it worse.
India has performed poorly in tackling cases of tuberculosis, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and rheumatic heart disease, a study in The Lancet says.
The research will focus on glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of barely 5%.
Ever more people are stuck with shift work in a globalised economy that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The World Health Organisation confirms that we are living longer, but are we living healthier? Medigo, a health-specialised platform, says not everyone is.
C-sections were developed to deal with life threatening medical conditions during delivery, but is being practiced irrationally for profit and convenience.
There’s a need for new anti-malarial agents due to some malaria drugs becoming ineffective in the fight against the disease.
A campaigning doctor has helped make the landlocked Asian nation a better place to die than many much wealthier nations.
The policy has proposed institutional reform, and steps to improve and upgrade the quality of services. But there is no correlation between the ambition targets and the public investment proposed.
From women empowerment to soil health, the UID project, now more than ever, has become a crucial component of the Modi government’s governance agenda.
Although UNICEF data shows the need for increased dialogue on menstrual health, little has been done on the ground to facilitate that.
Employing Prime Minister Modi’s concept of “minimum government, maximum governance”, plans are being consolidated to merge certain key ministries.
The court blamed search engines for not doing enough to bar advertisements and thus leading people to online material promoting sex determination and selection practices.
What the health sector needs is much greater attention – in terms of both financial and human resources – to meet the demands of providing universal and free healthcare.
Health minister Jagat Prakash Nadda had previously maintained that the sector had no funding issues, but recently revealed documents show he now believes his department needs more money to meet its objectives.
A proposed budget freeze would hurt everyone, but history shows women take the hardest hit.
Nidhi Singh, a researcher at Banaras Hindu University, wants to provide evidence on the link between climate change and the increase in vector-borne and other diseases in Varanasi.
Philippines has one of the fastest growing HIV/AIDS epidemics in the world. There were 841 newly diagnosed HIV cases in June.
As per WHO, 98% of cities in low- and middle-income countries fail to meet the agency’s guidelines for air quality, compared to 56% in high-income countries.
A study shows that lower the average income of a country, the lower is its consumption of fruits and vegetables.
In his book, The Ethical Doctor, Kamal Mahawar writes that society, politicians and bureaucrats significantly contribute to medical corruption.
A Reuters report has revealed how military-run medical facilities across China regularly provide – and advertise – treatments that are not approved by the Chinese health ministry.
Experts claim that though we might have become good at multi-tasking, our concentration levels have dropped, resulting in an inability to have dense experiences.